From Student to Employee

The research project ‘From Student to Employee´ took place from 2014-2018 and was funded by The Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The research project studied students’ transition from graduation to work life. The project goal was to unpack the processes and identify the barriers and difficulties that science and engineering university students experience in their transition to work life.

The project explored:

  • How students are prepared for their transition into the first job.
  • How the graduates cope with the transition from university to workplace, how they gain a sense of belonging at their workplace, and how the transition process evolves in relation to different job categories.
  • What academic competences the new employees find they need in their first job, which competences do they find they lack, and which competences do they struggle to transform to align to the requirements of and culture of the workplace.